A PENSIONER who has admitted sexual activity with a child is due to be sentenced later this month.

Denis Jones, aged 69, of Bowness Close, Worcester, admitted two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16 at Worcester Crown Court on Monday.

The offences, which involved a 12-year-old girl, happened on November 21 last year.

Richard Hull, defending, said Jones had a single conviction for an unrelated matter 30 years ago and invited the judge to adjourn the case for a pre-sentence report to be prepared by the probation service.

Jones was told that notification requirements for the Sex Offenders Register now applied as his guilty pleas meant he stood convicted of the offences.

Judge Nicolas Cartwright said: "In due course you will be given credit for pleading guilty." He said if the sentence imposed was custodial the pleas would make a difference to the length of the prison term and told Jones that the adjournment for a pre-sentence report was not to be taken as any sort of indication of what the sentence would be.

Jones is scheduled to be sentenced in Worcester on September 27. His bail conditions in the meantime are that he has no contact with the victim who cannot be identified for legal reasons and that he co-operates with the probation service in the preparation of a pre-sentence report.